Very complete museum that not only reveals a major artistic but also political and social side of the city.
A bit of history.
This is the first destination for anyone who wants to investigate the history of Venice. Although the city breathes antiquity in each facade, it is here, in St Mark’s Square, that you will find the largest collection of objects that identify it throughout its history. It was started by Teodoro Correr between the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Later, it was transferred to the municipality around 1830. Since 1887, the museum has been the main historical and attractive map for all students. Once inside, you can enter three main rooms housing three aspects of Venetian art, starting with the building itself. The Civic Museum deals with different aspects of the city, and contains from drawings or illustrations up to carnival clothing or furniture. It is a real guide to its social, political and military history, before and after forming part of Italy. Entering the Archaeological Museum we find mainly ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, but also ceramics, bronzes and coins. Finally, we enter the Marciana National Library, which is the oldest and most complete in the city. Although access is highly restricted, it is worth spending some time to observe its decorations by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese.